Boho living in heritage site
ONE of the oldest buildings in St Kilda East’s hip Carlisle St will be transformed into apartments.
The heritage building, built in the 1890s, has been used as a bank a number of times and is currently a discount shop.
Its redevelopment will see the ground floor shop refurbished and five doublestorey, one-bedroom apartments built above.
Selling agent Dion Besser, of Besser & Co, said Woodstock Apartments would have an industrial chic feel that reflected the area’s past.
“Carlisle St very much has that semi-industrial/residential feel to it and if you go back 50100 years it was all clothing businesses and manufacturers around here,” he said.
“So with this project the developer is trying to bring that New York, Soho feel.”
Mr Besser said that while they were one-bedroom designs, the apartments would not be tight on space, with each having a generously sized terrace and three also having balconies.
Sizes will vary from 68sq m to 80sq m, with bedrooms and ensuites on one floor and living zones and powder rooms on the other floor. One apartment will also have a study.
All apartments will have features including timber floors, stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances, double-glazed windows and cooling.
The project, at 157 Carlisle St, is the work of a private developer who is behind a number of other niche projects in the inner south.
Onyx Construction will build the Woodstock Apartments, with work hoped to start in the next couple of months and expected to take 14 to 18 months. Prices range from $495,000-$640,000.
For details phone Dion Besser at Besser & Co on 0412 556 443